Missoula County Re-Opens June 1

County Operations as of June 1, 2021


Wearing a mask and maintaining six feet of distance whenever possible between people is still highly recommended in county buildings. Hand sanitizer is available, and staff will sanitize surfaces frequently. Departments that do not list a capacity limit often do not have enough visitors to reach capacity. If you have questions as to what the capacities are of certain other departments not listed here, please visit https://www.missoulacounty.us/directory to contact the department in question, or to contact any non-public facing departments not listed here.


Clerk and Recorder/Treasurer’s Office, Courthouse First Floor

• Open, in-person, to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

• Capacity: 10 people in the lobby, five at the windows in Treasurer’s Office

• Appointments are still not allowed, and people are still encouraged to go online to the Clerk and Treasurer’s site for services like motor vehicle registration, renewals and transfers, property tax payments or changes and requests for birth certificates and other records. If you show up in person, you will still get an email or text when they are about 15 minutes away from serving you.


Clerk of District Court’s Office, Courthouse Second Floor

• Open, in-person, to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

• Capacity

o Customer Service Area: 3

o Public Search Area: 1

• Appointments are preferred, but walk ups are accepted. Appointments are required for marriage licenses (use the online marriage application here). The wait time for visitors without an appointment may be longer based upon recommended occupancy levels and as they serve visitors with an appointment. To schedule an appointment, call 406-258-4780 or email clerkofcourt@missoulacounty.us. The office recommends no more than one person to attend an appointment but will make accommodations as needed. Visitors with an appointment should enter the line on the right outside the office, while those without an appointment should enter the line on the left.

• Self-representing litigants (those without an attorney to represent them) are encouraged to submit paperwork by email (clerkofcourt@missoulacounty.us), fax (406-258-4899), mail (Clerk of Court, 200 W. Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802) or drop box (black drop box is located outside the Clerk of Court office door. Blue drop box is located next to the sidewalk on the west side of the courthouse off Woody). The regular fee for email/fax filings will be waived. You can also schedule an appointment.


Commissioners’ Office, Administration Building Second Floor

• Open, in-person, to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

• Capacity

o Commissioners’ lobby: 3

o Sophie Moiese Room: 30 in audience, five up front

o Admin 206 Conference Room: 4

o Admin B14 Conference Room: 10

• New doors have been installed on the first floor of the administration building that require keycard entry for security purposes. These will be locked unless the receptionist buzzes you in.

• Most commissioner meetings starting mid-June will be hybrid (both on Microsoft Teams and in person) and will take place in the Sophie Moiese room of the courthouse, as opposed to the Admin 206 conference room.


Community and Planning Services, 127 E. Main St.

• Open, in-person, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

o Land use information desk anticipated to open the week of June 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Construction will be taking place for the next four to six weeks, so many staff will continue to work remotely.


County Attorney’s Office, Courthouse Fourth Floor

• Open, in-person, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday


Crime Victim Advocate Program, 317 Woody St.

• Open, in-person, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

• Appointments are preferred, but not required

• Services are still offered remotely as well as in-person. Advocates are able to meet with clients and provide accompaniment to court; however, they are also able to provide many services over the phone.

• Paperwork for people to file an Order of Protection is available for self-serve on the Crime Victim Advocate front porch at 317 Woody St.


Election’s Office, 140 N. Russell St.

• Open, in-person, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

• Construction is taking place in the parking lot for the next little while. To allow for safe access, staff will provide all voter and candidate services in the Election Center warehouse on the east side of the complex, which will be open to pedestrian access only. Street parking will be available, as will a handful of spots in the adjacent Western Montana Mental Health Center parking lot.


Historical Museum at Fort Missoula, 3400 Captain Rawn Way

• Open, in-person, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

• Capacity: 10 visitors in the main museum building

• Respectfully ask that people follow the arrows through the galleries.


Justice Court, Courthouse First Floor

• Open, in-person, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

• Courtroom requires masks for all who have not been fully vaccinated by order of the Judges.

Still operating by Zoom hearings for initial appearances and law and motion, but people can be in person if they wish.

• Bench trials for civil and criminal and temporary orders of protection (TOPs) are fully in-person

• Jury trails will be held if necessary

• Weddings can be held in the courtrooms with no capacity limit, but masks are required if needed by order of the Judges. Outdoor weddings are also an option to not have masks.


Missoula County Fairgrounds, 1101 South Ave. W.

• Open, in-person, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

• Construction is taking place, and bathrooms will not be available for the week of June 1, and walls will be in process of being painted. Starting June 7, construction will settle and services will be more accessible.


Public Works, 6089 Training Drive

• Open, in-person, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday at the Training Drive office. Seeley Lake Refuse District Office (located at 1708 Woodworth in Seeley Lake) will open July 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday for building permits.

• Capacity: two customers in the Public Works lobby

• Changes to the schedule and restrictions may occur. Email mcpw@missoulacounty.us or call (406) 258-4753 with any inquiries.


Sheriff’s Office, Courthouse Second Floor

• Open, in-person, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

• New concealed carry weapons permit applications and fingerprinting will be offered by appointment from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Appointments can be made by calling (406) 258-4810.

• For Civil Process, please call (406) 258-4802

• The Detention Facility at 2340 Mullan Rd. is also reopening to the public.

o Reception will request that all visitors wear masks while in the facility.

o Four inmates will be allowed in each visitation room at one time.

o Visitors will be limited to three per inmate.

o An inmate’s eligibility for on-site visiting is dependent on their current housing assignment.

o It is the inmate’s responsibility to convey their availability to visitors for video visits. Video

visitation can be scheduled online at icsolutions.com.

o There will be two kiosks available to visitors for on-site video visitation.

o Visitors may deposit cash or make a debit/credit card deposit on the kiosk in the lobby. If they wish to avoid the fee while depositing cash, or if they have a cashier’s check/money

order that they would like to deposit, there are envelopes and a safe next to the kiosk in the

lobby that they may utilize. Funds will not be added to the inmate account until the end of

the next business day. Visitors may still mail funds directly to the facility or make an

electronic deposit with their debit/credit card online by visiting www.jailfunds.com. Money orders and cashier’s checks have a limit of $200.00. The inmate’s name, sender’s name and address as well as all appropriate fields must be completed. If all relevant information is not included, the money order or cashier’s check will be returned to sender. Funds can be mailed with the inmate’s name to 2340 Mullan Road – Missoula, MT 59808. Please address the envelope with sender’s return name and address. o Inmates will receive mail Monday through Friday. Mail that is delivered on Saturday will be received on Monday evening.


Superintendent of Schools, 438 W. Spruce St.

• Open, in-person, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., often closed for lunch if both staff are offsite.


Weed District and Extension Office, 2825 Santa Fe Court

• Open, in-person, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

• Capacity

o Lobby by front desk: 2

o Small meeting room: 4

o Large meeting room: 13

• The Plant Clinic, 4-H Youth Development and Family Consumer Sciences are in the office full-time. Field season has started for the Weed District, so staff may not be in the office when you drop by. Make sure to call ahead or schedule an appointment with those at the Weed District office at (406) 258-4200.